Apple and AMBI Team to Teach Bioethics

The Albany Medical College in New York, with the support of Apple, will offer an online masteris degree in Bioethics, according to the Albany Business Review on Monday.

This fall, the Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) at the college will offer the degree using "unique teaching methods, including video and audio podcasts for each course and live, online office hours held in a chat room to allow students to talk to professors in real time," the story said.

"The new Masteris of Bioethics program will harness teaching methods never before utilized in bioethics," said Glenn McGee, director of AMBI. "Apple designed the technology and is using the AMBI program as one of the models for a new initiative in teaching science and medicine online."

The program can be completed on-line from anywhere. However, additional training in clinical ethics will require a nine day session on site, held each summer.